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Opportunity to Participate in a Project in Uganda with TASO (The Aids Support Organization)

The Aids Support Organization (TASO) is offering students an opportunity to participate in a project in Uganda, through Go Global. There is funding available for three students to move the Sustainable Livelihoods project forward in Term 2 (Jan-May). They are seeking upper level undergraduates and graduate students, and the application deadline is September 16th. Please […]

Survey on Immigrant Professional Networks in BC Conducted by Immigrant Employment Council of BC

The Immigrant Employment Council of BC (IEC-BC) is conducting a survey about immigrant professional networks in BC. If you are an immigrant please help by filling in the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/IECBC_Survey_Immigrant_Professionals_Science_Tech Please answer Immigrant Women in Science program of Society for Canadian Women in Science and Technology on question number 9: Which Professional Immigrant Network(s) […]

Iran Universities Reportedly Ban Women

Colleagues, I just received links to a very distressing story about Iran banning women from many Science, Engineering, and Education fields: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/08/21/iran-universities-women-ban_n_1819281.html#slide=more227940 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/ida-lichter-md/iran-war-on-women-students-may-backfire_b_1833513.html “In the coming academic year, 36 universities will implement exclusion of women from 77 fields of study, including chemistry, computer science, nuclear physics, engineering, business management, education and English. Gholamrez Rashed, the head of the […]

SEP 20: Personal Branding Workshop Series- Fall Session.

SCWIST, in collaborations with DAWEG and IEEE, is organizing a workshop event scheduled for Sept. 20th. Personal Branding Workshop Series- Fall Session. Title: The Whole Package- How to Present Yourself Well and Leave a Good Impression Date: Thursday, Sept. 20th 2012 Time: 6PM check-in, workshop starts at 6:30-8:30, with plenty of time for networking and […]

Job Opportunity : WIE UBC Student Coordinator position

WIE UBC is seeking applicants to fill the role of the Student Coordinator position. For a full job description please click here. If you have further questions about the position, or would like to suggest a candidate, please contact erin.biddlecombe@ubc.ca

Article : Q&A: What Women Want – An interview with Maria Klawe

Author Leah Hoffmann talks with Maria Klawe, President of Harvey Mudd College about “her mission to change the culture of science and engineering by finding ways to encourage women and minorities to get involved.” For the full interview please click here.

Article: WISEST: U of A science ambassadors for 30 years

In his article, Brian Murphy, highlights WISEST’s achievements over the last 30 years. “After spending time with U of A biomechanical engineering researchers, Peter thinks she’s found her goal, and engineering could be her pathway after Grade 12. “I’m really interested in biomedical [engineering] and perhaps medicine afterwards,” she said. Thanks to WISEST’s wise placement […]

NOV 29: WIE(VR) Presents Judi Hess, CEO of CopperLeaf

WIE(VR) is presenting Judi Hess, CEO of CopperLeaf   Date: Thursday Nov 29th, 2012 Time: 6:30-9:30pm Place: YWCA downtown – Welch 1 & 2 Room, 4th Floor, 535 Hornby Street, Vancouver Map: http://tinyurl.com/ywca-vancouver Cost: $12 in advance, $15 at the door Registration: please send an email to engineeringwomen@gmail.com to register for this event Judi took […]

SEP 13: Get The Financial Plan That’s Right For You

Women in Engineering Vancouver Region – WIE(VR) Invites to “Get the Financial Plan That’s Right for You” Presented by Doreen Antonick, AICB, STI, PFP Investment Sales Coach, North Coast & Fraser Valley, Scotiabank Doreen Antonick is part of a knowledgeable and experienced team of Scotia® advisors with strong financial services experience. She has completed her […]

Article: Women Physicists Wade Into a Man’s World

“Girls are looking for opportunities to make a difference. What we don’t communicate well about fields like physics and engineering, is that these are careers where you can have a great impact… In high school we say, ‘Solve equations!’, ‘Do this study on the Milikan experiment!’ or ‘Document the number of electrons!’ Well, how exciting […]

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